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!; IV 'M SCOREBOARD National League J "X. Cubs rally past Mets. 1C 'Canes No. 2 in AP poll. 1C jr American League Athletics 4 Indians 2 Red Sox 6 Blue Jays 3 W. Sox 4 Royals 2 Rangers 5 Mariners 2 Twins 3 Angels 6 Cards 3 Expos 2 Cubs 10 Mets 6 - Pirates 6 Phillies 2 . Twins Brian Harper tags out Lance Parrish, 4C. f J a f ikAv&) Tuesday, September 19, 1989 Home Final 25 cents SPORTS BRIEFING Strikeout kings Playr Ki x-Nolan Ryan 5,054 Steve Carlton 4,136 Tom Seaver 3,640 Don Sutton 3,574 x-Bert Blyleven 3,553 Gaylord Perry 3,534 Walter Johnson 3,508 PhilNlekro . 3,342 Ferguson Jenkins 3,192 Bob Gibson 3,117 Nolan Ryan got two strikeouts Monday night to add to his all-time strikeout lead. X denotes active player. Denver relies on defense for 28-14 win over Buffalo News wire services ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Denver's big-play defense, sparked by interceptions from Wymon Henderson and Tyrone Braxton, helped the Broncos build a 21-0 lead and they held on for a 28-14 victory over the Buffalo Bills Monday night. The defense, which ranked 22nd in the NFL last year, contributed two points on a first-quarter safety and set up 13 more points. Those points came on Vance Johnson's 9-yard reception from John Elway and field goals of 46 and 24 yards by David Treadwell. Buffalo, which edged Miami on the last play of its opener, also lost star linebacker Shane Conlan with a left knee injury in the fourth quarter. Denver (2-0) and alone atop the AFC West, had Sammy Winder go over 5,000 career rushing yards in the first quarter. Stewart misses 20th win CLEVELAND For the second straight time, Dennis Eckersley blew a chance in the ninth inning for Dave Stewart's 20th victory and 100th of his career. And for the second straight time, Eckersley wound up with the victory when Dave Henderson got the winning hit for the Oakland Athletics. Henderson hit a tiebreaking single in the 10th inning Monday night as the A's beat the Cleveland Indians 4-2. "With Eck coming in the game, there's almost a 100 percent chance he's going to close it out," said Stewart, one victory away from his third straight 20-win season. "There was no doubt in my mind he would do it" Stewart (19-9) made his third start in an attempt to become the first pitcher to win 20 games in three straight seasons since Jim Palmer in 1975-78. Stewart gave up four hits in eight innings and left with a 2-1 lead. Cahill beats fifth seed LOS ANGELES Seventh-seeded Christo van Rensburg became the first seeded player to fall, losing to Australian Darren Cahill 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 in windy conditions at the Volvo Tennis men's tournament Monday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The only seeded player to play Monday, Van Rensburg was able to hold serve just once in the final set. ; ON TV ffBsl 7:35 p.m. The Houston Astros visit the Atlanta Braves. The Astros are five games behind in the National League West race. INDEX NEWS Section A Nation 3A World 6A State 8A Opinion 10A METRO Section B Deaths 6B , SPORTS Section C Davis 1C -Scoreboard 7C BUSINESS Section D Nease 1D LIFESTYLE Section E Movies 6E Television 7E : Comics 9E CLASSIFIED Sect. F . VoL 77, No. 221 i D LOTTERY rim . ; J2 Winning numbers selected Mon- xw daynight- 0 S 0 CASH 3: 3-3-8 Copyright 1989 News and Sun-Sentinel Company mm mgim ji WjUKQ Caribbean toll: at least 14 dead Staff and wire reports SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Hugo's 125-mph winds pounded Puerto Rico on Monday after ripping across the resort islands in the eastern Caribbean, leaving at least 14 people dead and thousands homeless. , The National Weather Service said Hugo, the most powerful storm to hit the region this decade, slammed into the eastern tip of Puerto Rico and caused flooding, mudslides and damage all over the island before roaring HURRICANE HUGO Storm in the Caribbean. toward the Bahamas. ; The storm could hit South Florida as early as Thursday or Friday, forecasters said. But it is still possible that Hugo could miss the East Coast of the United States altogether. The Associated Press said 14 deaths had been confirmed in the storm's wake. The New York Times said as many as 27 deaths had been reported. Hugo lost strength over Puerto Rico but was expected to get its wind back over the open sea. Though wind speeds dropped from 140 mph to 110 mph, -V v ' HURRICANE'S DEADLY PATH Atlantic Ocean Turks and Caicos Puerto Rico: At least one person killed. Heavy damage to hotels and homes reported. Power and communications disrupted. 1 1 ,000 seek refuge in shelters. Virgin Islands: Heavy flooding and wind damage reported. Dominican Republic $ Wt people killed. Montserrat: Six people killed, nearly all 1 2,000 inhabitants homeless. Bahamas ' .Turks and Caicos Haiti Hurricane watch area Q Warning area 7 K Guadeloupe: hve people killed, 80 injured and 10,000 homeless. Caribbean Sea Hugo probably would hit the East Coast with more force than 1979's devastating Hurricane David, said Bob Sheets, director of the National Hurricane Center Staff graphicDEAN WEINLAUB in Coral Gables. South Florida officials watched the storm's progress as they met through the afternoon to dust off emergency- Hugo's future course depends on timing. 4A Broward residents keep ... eye on storm. 5 A .;. preparedness plans, but they took pains not to panic the public in case the storm misses Florida. Some residents stocked up on bottled water, flashlights and batteries at supermarkets. Early today, Hugo was threatening the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti. Civil-defense authorities in the Dominican Republic before dark on Monday declared a state of emergency. Early this morning, Hugo's center was near latitude 20.2 degrees north , and longitude 67.3 degrees west ; - Puerto Rico Gov. Rafael Hernandez-Colon said Monday night that he would ask President Bush to declare the island a disaster area after a tour showed that nearly .28,000 people had been driven from their homes. The governor mobilized 2,500 National Guard troops ;tQ help cope with the emergency. : Civil-defense authorities were particularly concerned about a surging lake near the town of Trujillo Alto, where a dam was in danger of bursting. Its floodgates could not be opened because power in the area had been knocked out. There were no numbers available early this morning on deaths or injuries in Puerto Rico, though one man was electrocuted on Sunday while trying to remove a television antenna. The storm's winds overturned cars, stripped roofs off houses and office SEE HUGO 4A Cheney orders military to join the war against drugs By WILLIAM E. GIBSON Washington Bureau Chief WASHINGTON - Declaring drug control a "high-priority national security mission," Defense Secretary Dick Cheney on Monday ordered his Atlantic commander to submit plans for a Caribbean Counternarcotics Task Force, including enough planes and ships to reduce the flow of drugs from Latin Senate still faces drug-package standoff 9 A America. " Cheney also directed his Southern and Pacific commanders to submit plans for helping foreign nations stop smugglers. He requested plans for deploying servicemen along the Southwest border to support U.S. law enforcers. He ordered NORAD North American Air Defense Command to plan ways to increase detection of drug-laden planes. And he asked the Pentagon's top civilian and military leaders to study oth- er ways to support President Bush's drug-control strategy, including mobile radar abroad, training of foreign security forces and support for National Guard anti-drug teams. The secretary said he also would review the potential use of military facilities to imprison drug offenders. ......... "The Department of Defense is an enthusiastic participant in the nation's drug-control effort," Cheney told reporters at the Pentagon. It wasn't always so. Pentagon leaders in past years had SEE CHENEY 9A 44 ' : - 1989 U.S. Postal ServiceAP photo Colossal blunder The U.S. Postal Service is about to make a colossal scientific blunder of prehistoric proportions. Postal officials admit they have misnamed the new dinosaur stamp Brontosaurus instead of giving the pictured animals their proper scientific name, Apatosaurus (pronounced ah-PAHTO-sorris). The USPS has printed and will start selling some 100 million of the 25-cent stamps picturing two dinosaurs labeled Brontosaurus on Oct. 1. The Brontosaurus stamps will be one of a four-stamp block. Wish list calls for incredible' projects by DOT By RICK PIERCE Staff Writer : Interstate 95 would be widened through much of Palm Beach County, a tunnel would be dug under the Intra-coastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale and service on the Tri-County commut- Crawford backs , turnpike plan. 7A er railroad would be beefed up under a wish list prepared by state road officials. Rick Chesser, who oversees Broward and Palm Beach counties for the agency, said the $2 billion in projects turned over to state legislators would make "incredible" improvements for travelers in the two-county area. "You'd see a lot of major improvements in a lot of bottlenecks," Chesser said. His plan is part of $12.6 billion statewide in projects submitted to legislators, who expect to meet in a special session Nov. 15-17 to resolve the state's road crisis. , ., - , - BROWARD LIST Here are some of the major; projects on the Department of Transportation's five-year wish list in Broward County: $307.5 MILLION: To add another track and expand service on the Tri-County commuter railroad, which operates between West Palm Beach and Miami $112.5 MILLION: For building a tunnel under the Intracoastal Wa-, -terway at Southeast 17th Street in . Fort Lauderdale. $334 MILLION: To add a single lane on 1-95 in each direction be-' tween Commercial Boulevard in N Fort Lauderdale and the Palm" ' Beach County line. .' Legislators are pondering a variety of taxes to pay the tab, although no one ; expects the entire wish list to be fi- ) nanced. Among the money-raising ideas are: increasing the gas tax, enacting a $100 tax on new cars, charging car renters $1 a day or using tolls to finance work on Florida's Turnpike. v- Don Crane, president of Floridians' for Better Transportation, said House' -members could propose a gas tax increase as high as 10 cents a gallon, while the more conservative Senate will' SEE ROADS 7A I- 9

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